Monthly Archives: August 2015

Into the Deep: Freediving in Aqaba

Some consider freediving to be too risky. But if taught properly, this seemingly extreme sport can be truly exhilarating. By Jane Hosking To most people, the idea of diving deep underwater for lengthy periods of time without scuba gear sounds…

Audi Receives Over 900,000 Customers in Initial Half Year

  Compared with the same period last year, AUDI AG’s worldwide sales from January to June increased by 3.8 percent to around 902,400 cars. For the first time in the company’s history, more than 900,000 customers had already chosen the…

Venture Explains: The Electric Car

What is it? After a few stalled starts, some believe we’re now finally on the brink of an electric car revolution. Sales of all-electric vehicles (including their plug-in hybrid cousins) are surging worldwide thanks to a combination of stricter global…

Nuclear Giving Way to Renewables Globally – Study

While Jordan is moving forward with its controversial nuclear energy program, a new study said solar energy added 26 percent more electricity to the global grid than nuclear last year. The latest edition of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report, which…

Talking Travel, Celebrities and Tee with British Airways

In a recent survey conducted by British Airways, results have shown that 30 per cent of Jordan residents choose Dubai– United Arab Emirates to be their favourite destination worldwide where they mostly enjoy playing golf in. British Airways ambassador and golf…

Piaget Altiplano Gold Bracelet Collection

For the first time in the history of the Altiplano collection, Piaget treats these ultra-thin timepieces to a gold bracelet and unveils six refined interpretations at the SIHH 2015. Designed for both men and women, the new range encompasses pink…

Mercedes-Benz S400 L: Benz at its Best

In whatever model, the Mercedes S Class remains the benchmark for the luxury sedan segment. By Ghaith Madadha Luxurious, comfortable, and conservative, the S-Class is the luxury car that proudly yet discretely says one has ‘made it,’ but without ostentatiously…

Palestinian-Designed Charger Shoots Past Crowdfunding Goal

A tiny USB top-up charger designed by a team of Palestinian tech entrepreneurs has raked in around $70,000 on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform—nearly five times its original funding target. The BOLD Knot, which comes in the shape of a knot…

ESKADENIA Powers Support to Civil Society Dialogue & Participation

The development team at ESKADENIA Software designed the user-friendly and informative portal for GFA Consulting Group’s project in Jordan “Support to Civil Society, Dialogue and Participation in Jordan.” The powerful web content management tools provided by ESKA® CMS allow the…

Agricultural laborers: Legalized serfdom

The rights enshrined in Jordan’s labor and social security laws don’t apply to agricultural laborers. This aberration harms the sector and the country’s wider economy.    By Jawad J. Abbassi Unskilled agricultural workers in Jordan have very few rights. The Labor…